6 December 2018
The Ely Southern Bypass has officially opened. We’re thrilled to see it provide relief from major traffic disruption after lending our multidisciplinary support to the Cambridgeshire County Council.
The 1.7km bypass, located on the southeast side of Ely, has allowed a railway level crossing to be closed and has significantly reduced the risk of vehicle strikes on one of the most regularly struck bridges in the country. It supports the council’s remit to improve the local economy and raise the standard of living for people in Ely.
Our team provided procurement and tender support, civil engineering, utilities, ecology, and geotechnical advice, on top of acting as project manager during construction of the project. The combined efforts have resulted in massively improved conditions for pedestrians, cyclists, and public transport users, all while respecting the views of locals, including the nearby Ely Cathedral.
Richard Brown, Head of Highways at WYG said: “We are extremely proud of this project and our involvement in it. From day one, we recognised the potential for major benefits that the bypass could bring to the people of Ely and it is exciting to see these plans come to fruition and deliver what was promised. Delivery of the bypass has been a real team effort and it has been a privilege to be a key part of that team.”